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    The Debate over Risk‐related Standards of Competence.Ian Wilks - 1997 - Bioethics 11 (5):413-426.
    This discussion paper continues the debate over risk‐related standards of mental competence which appears in Bioethics 5. Dan Brock there defends an approach to mental competence in patients which defines it as being relative to differing standards, more or less rigorous depending on the degree of risk involved in proposed treatments. But Mark Wicclair raises a problem for this approach: if significantly different levels of risk attach, respectively, to accepting and refusing the same treatment, then it is possible, on this (...)
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    Skeptical Theism and Empirical Unfalsifiability.Ian Wilks - 2009 - Faith and Philosophy 26 (1):64-76.
    Arguments strong enough to justify skeptical theism will be strong enough to justify the position that every claim about God is empirically unfalsifiable. This fact is problematic because that position licenses further arguments which are clearly unreasonable, but which the skeptical theist cannot consistently accept as such. Avoiding this result while still achieving the theoretical objectives looked for in skeptical theism appears to demand an impossibly nuanced position.
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    Asymmetrical competence.Ian Wilks - 1999 - Bioethics 13 (2):154–159.
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    The structure of the contemporary debate on the problem of evil.Ian Wilks - 2004 - Religious Studies 40 (3):307-321.
    This paper concerns the attempt to formulate an empirical version of the problem of evil, and the attempt to counter this version by what is known as ‘sceptical theism’. My concern is to assess what is actually achieved in these attempts. To this end I consider the debate between them against the backdrop of William Rowe's distinction between expanded standard theism and restricted standard theism (which I label E and R respectively). My claim is that the empirical version significantly fails (...)
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    The Global Skepticism Objection to Skeptical Theism.Ian Wilks - 2013 - In Justin P. McBrayer & Daniel Howard‐Snyder (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to the Problem of Evil. Oxford, UK: Wiley. pp. 458–467.
    Skeptical theists assume that that God may be thought justified in his actions and permissions through the consequences to which those actions and permissions lead. They also assume that we may not be aware of all the goods and evils there are, so we may not always be able to discern the reasons that justify God's actions and permissions. On this basis, they conclude that we should be skeptical about any claim to know what it would be evil for God (...)
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    Peter Abelard and the metaphysics of essential predication.Ian Wilks - 1998 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (3):365-385.
    On several critical occasions in his philosophical and theological musings, we find Abelard having recourse to what is at heart the same philosophical simile -- in one instance drawing comparison to a stone statue, in another to a bronze statue, in a third to a wax image. The common point of comparison is obvious; each of these examples gives us a case where some physical material has come to receive some manner of shape. The doctrine illustrated by these means is (...)
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  7. The Philosophy of Our Time a Collection of Essays.Richard M. Gale & Ian Wilks - 1996 - Custom Publishing Service, University of Toronto.
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    Abelard in Four Dimensions: A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours. By John Marenbon.Ian Wilks - 2014 - Augustinian Studies 45 (2):348-352.
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    Aquinas on Analogy.Ian Wilks - 1997 - Modern Schoolman 75 (1):35-53.
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    Aquinas on Analogy.Ian Wilks - 1997 - Modern Schoolman 75 (1):35-53.
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    Abelard on context and signification.Ian Wilks - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (2):189-208.
    Abelard maintains that individual words in a sentence represent distinct semantic units of its overall meaning. He employs two strategies to defend this position in the face of troublesome counterexamples. One strategy—the earlier of the two—sacrifices normal intuitions about what a word is, often labeling what seem to be words as non-signifying syllables. The later strategy invokes a rather fluid conception of what the signification of a word is, allowing this signification considerable latitude to alter under the contextual influence of (...)
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    Abelard on Context and Signification.Ian Wilks - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (2):189-208.
    Abelard maintains that individual words in a sentence represent distinct semantic units of its overall meaning. He employs two strategies to defend thisposition in the face of troublesome counterexamples. One strategy—the earlier of the two—sacrifices normal intuitions about what a word is, often labeling whatseem to be words as non-signifying syllables. The later strategy invokes a rather fluid conception of what the signification of a word is, allowing this significationconsiderable latitude to alter under the contextual influence of other words. This (...)
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    Aquinas on the past Possibility of the World's Having Existed Forever.Ian Wilks - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (2):299 - 329.
    THE SCHOLARLY LITERATURE on Aquinas' De aeternitate mundi is considerable; the controversy which has spawned it seems to have involved two major points of dispute. First there is the problem of dating the work; while some commentators believe it to have been written at an earlier stage in Aquinas' career--in the 1250s--the majority view is that it is a much later work, written in the early 1270s. Second, there is the problem of the continuity of doctrine between this work and (...)
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    The Role of Virtue Theory and Natural Law in Abelard’s Ethical Writings.Ian Wilks - 1997 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71:137-149.
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    The Role of Virtue Theory and Natural Law in Abelard’s Ethical Writings.Ian Wilks - 1997 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71:137-149.
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    David Bloch. John of Salisbury on Aristotelian Science. xv + 243 pp., app., bibl., index. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2012. €75. [REVIEW]Ian Wilks - 2013 - Isis 104 (4):833-834.
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    John of Salisbury on Aristotelian Science. [REVIEW]Ian Wilks - 2013 - Isis 104:833-834.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Abelard. [REVIEW]Ian Wilks - 2005 - International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):280-281.